On October 2nd at 04:16BST Monarch Airlines Limited and Monarch Holidays Group entered administration. The UKs CAA had been in talks with the airline over its finances and were set to decided if it's ATOL licence was to be renewed. Following a 24hr exstension the CAA has not approved this ATOL application and Greybul, the parent company of Monarch Airlines has placed the airline into administration.
The UK CAA has chartered 2 metro aircraft to help repatriate the 110,000 British Holiday Makers. The B757 and B787 were positioned to Europe on Sunday in preparation for the possible collapse of Monarch. Our aircraft will be used for an unspecified amount of time to bring home stranded holiday makers. The schedules are as follows:
Gibraltar (GIB) to Manchester (MAN)
Gibraltar (GIB) to Birmingham (BHX)
Gibraltar (GIB) to London Luton (LTN)
Larnaca (LCA) to Manchester (MAN)
Larnaca (LCA) to Birmingham (BHX)
Larnaca (LCA) to London Luton (LTN)
These flights Re already active and will remain so until the CAA no longer requires our assistance. We have been informed that more flights maybe required in the coming days.
MetroAir would like to extend its best wishes to all of Monarch Airlines staff and customers. Please check here for future updates to the schedule.